Micro Matic Flow Control

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BeWilder

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Does anyone on the site have any experience with the Flow Control faucets from Micro Matic?
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/taps-faucets-pid-4933ROTO-V.html

I'm doing an upright freezer build and don't want to deal with Perlick leaks and new model uncertainty? At $45 each they seem like a good deal but I've never even used a faucet before so I have no idea what to consider...
 

prandlesc

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I've used a similar faucet from MicroMatic, but without flow control - here's the one I bought - http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-beer/taps-faucets-pid-4933ROTO.html. I use it to dispense wine, not beer, so there may be some differences - I use perlicks for my beer - and I don't have any leaks. I will say this is a great looking faucet and it pours well. The handle rotation is really cool. My only gripe is that it holds liquid in the spout, and then releases it later on, which requires more frequent cleaning of my drip tray. And it it doesn't drain before I cap the faucet, the cap fills up which then makes a mess when I take it off the next time. So, now I tap the bottom of the faucet opening with my finger after I pour to break the vacuum that holds the liquid, and it drains into the glass - just a little odd if you're serving to a guest. It's kind of like sticking your finger in their drink!. I've included a photo with the Micromatic faucet on the right.

You mention $45 for the Micromatic, but your link shows $118 - where did you find it for $45?

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